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SHAMPOO: Not only does the word shampoo derive from the Hindi word ‘champi’, the product itself was first introduced to the western world by a Bengali entrepreneur from Bihar named Sake Dean Mahomed,

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Summer care for dogs

By Elizabeth Abraham
Summer has started in earnest and its getting warmer by the day. The heat is a killer, taking both human and animal lives. Our four-legged companions are very susceptible to heat-related sickness, so here are some ways to keep your pet safe and cool during this time.

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Jugalbandhi in Jodhpur

 Sinéad McManus
Eight years ago, I was one of your run-of-the-mill tourists, discovering this magnetic gem of the East we called India.

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An indigenous effort

If we are importing 70 per cent of our military hardware from abroad, it means there is a serious gap between what our armed forces want and what our defence scientists are building in those labs, scattered at locations so secret that they are sometimes given up as lost.

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Battle of the stuffy nose

Suffering from nasal congestion with excessive mucus production, pain and tenderness in and around nose, forehead (sinuses), headache, drying of mouth, tastelessness with some times inability to recognise smell, mild fever in some cases, bad breath with yellow-greenish mucus secretion…then you are looking at a possible upper respiratory tract infection.

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Wine Dining

The Grand Hyatt Goa in Bambolim is one of those places where you can spend eternity. The stunning vistas of the bay, an early morning walk to feel the cool sand under your feet, the soothing waters of Bambolim beach all complement this erstwhile colonial-style resort to make you feel like you belong there and nowhere else. 

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Letting bygones be bygones

During one of her recent interviews, Kareena Kapoor was asked about the projects she let go of — including blockbusters such as Ram Leela, Queen, Chennai Express, Fashion, Kal Ho Na Ho and Black. The actress is said to have replied, “I am honoured and glad to give work to other people. I hope these actresses become stars now that I have rejected big projects.” 

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Salute the woman

Rani Lakshmibai, was the queen of the Maratha-ruled princely state of Jhansi, situated in the north-central part of India. She was one of the leading figures of the Indian Rebellion of 1857 and for Indian nationalists a symbol of resistance to the rule of the British East India Company in the subcontinent.

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We need to find a scapegoat

When a submarine sinks and another literally catches fire, alarm bells go off. This isn’t your weekly MiG 21 crash. It’s something very deep, right down to the seabed. It’s enough for bureaucrats in the defence ministry to wake up and say, ‘we need to find a scapegoat quick’.
While the country needs an army, navy and air force to defend it, all a bureaucrat requires is sheets of paper, a steno and a lot of words placed in neat lines with double spacing, or single spacing just to make it difficult for anyone to read between the lines.

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Spotlight: Sapna Girish Sardessai

Name: Sapna Girish Sardessai
Claim to fame... 
I would like to believe that my work and my passion for what I do in the field of publishing, advertising and cuisine pretty much add up and speak for me.

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